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Cumbria County Council (Carlisle)

Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/libraries/
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): CMA, CUL

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Carlisle Library
Globe Lane
Tel: 01228 607310
Fax: 01228 607333
Email: [email protected]

Opening hours:

Monday: 0930-1730
Tuesday: 0930-1900
Wednesday: 0930-1730
Thursday: 0930-1900
Friday: 0930-1730
Saturday: 0930-1600

Other Libraries:

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Yes

Provided by local Record Office? Carlisle Library
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations Locations: St Catherine House Index, Births, Marriages & Deaths. 1837-2004, plus Overseas Indexes - microfiche

5. Census returns

1841-1901 Counties of Cumberland & Westmorland on fiche
1881 Census Index for England, Wales and Scotland on fiche
Ancestrylibrary.co.uk - free* access through the libraries computers to the 1841-1901 census for the whole of England, Wales and Scotland and lot of other data bases.
*normal computer charges apply; 1.00 per half hour, usual concessions

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

1811-1968 - many (Cumberland and Westmorland)

6(b) City and Town Directories

Carlisle 1811-1966 - many

6(c) Telephone Directories

Cumberland, Westmorland & North Lancashire (one directory) 1931 to date

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Carlisle City 1894 to date
Carlisle District Council Area 1974 to date

7(b) Poll Books

Various 19th Century Poll Books for County of Cumberland
1786, 1816, 1820, 1841/42 - 1865/66, 1868, 1871 for Carlisle

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Whole of British Isles 1992 edition on microfiche

9. Unpublished Indexes

Card index of local worthies and local events (mainly newspaper references)

10. Parish Registers

Printed parish registers plus one or two transcriptions. No originals.
Registers on microfilm
Carlisle Parish Registers - Church of England and Roman Catholic
Ainstable, Alston, Anthorn, Armathwaite, Arthuret (Longtown) Beaumont, Bewcastle, Blackford, Bowness-on Solway, Brampton, Bridekirk, Burgh-by-Sands, Castle Carrock, Croglin, Crosby-on-Eden, Culgaith, Cumrew, Cumwhitton, Dalston, Eden Hall, Farlam Garrigill, Great Orton, Great Salkeld, Grinsdale, Hayton (Brampton), Hesket-in-the-Forest, Holme Eden, Houghton, Hutton-in-the Forest, Irthington, Ivegill, Kirkandrews-on-Eden, Kirkandrews-on-Esk, Kirkbampton, Kirkbride, Kirby Thore, Kirkland, Kirklinton, Kirkoswald, Lanercost, Langwathby Lazonby, Longtown, Melmerby, Midgeholme, Newton Reigny, Ousby, Plumpton Wall, Red Wing Chapel (Alston), Renwick, Rockcliffe, Scaleby, Scotby Skirwith, Stapleton, Thursby, Walton, Warwick-on-Eden, Wetheral, Wigton, Wreay

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Cumbria Magazine (complete)
Cumbria Family History Society Newsletter (complete: 1976 to date)

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

13. Other material

Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-19 CD-ROM
National Burial Index for England and Wales CD-ROM
Large selection of Ordnance Survey maps; different editions and scales back to the 1860s

14. Guides to Collections

15. Local Record Offices

Carlisle Record Office
The Castle
Tel: 01228 607284
Fax: 01228 607274
[email protected]

Other information